Sunday, December 14, 2014

On my list: Black & White striped dress shirt a la Stella Jean

After watching a few Stella Jean interviews on youtube and checking out her past seasons I know I NEED a striped dress shirt in my life.  I did a search on rewardstyle and the first style to come up was in the men's section at Macy's by Alfani for ONLY $22!  It's a slim fit and I will be trying it as soon as I set foot in the states:)

Alfani Red Fitted Black and White Stripe Performance Dress Shirt

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gift Guide: The gifts that work for pretty much anyone...they are that good:)

This is a little something for everyone in your life that you haven't already seen everywhere:

I love the idea of not having to upload anything to view pics of things going on in your life!  Welcome, the modern and chic device that does just that!  Great digital picture frame for your home, grandparents, or anyone who loves to view pictures of what's going on.

Jord Wood Watch
Men and women alike love a timepiece and they are turning into trendy accessories that go beyond just a silver or gold band that tells time.  These are statement pieces that give a nod to the type of person wearing them.  Now, I love the Jord Wood Watch for just that.  It is a true statement with it's unique wooden band that leans toward the boho vibe, earthy type person in your life.  P.S. I spy a #rosegold style they did't have before!  This is NICE!:)

SOL REPUBLIC PUNK Wireless Speaker
Travel much?  This is perfect for a hotel room that doesn't offer a speaker to connect with your mobile phone or MP3 player to listen and get ready to while you are traveling.  Or, lets say while you are sitting at the beach or pool and want to share your jams:)  It's all done wirelessly via Bluetooth and I LOVE it!  It's small and convenient to carry on.  Water, dust and shock resistant.  Extra bonus...for every $50 spent with this company a $1 donation is given to Children's Cancer Association.

This is perfect for someone in your life that is all about working out!  These stay put and the sound is AMAZING!  They stay put even after an hour of full on sweating!:)

Mai Couture
These are the BEST blotting papers!  They are BRILLIANT!  You can use them for blotting bronzer on and getting a quick glow at the end of the day...or, of course to blot the sweat of your face:)  Plus, they have added bonuses like revitalizing blotters with lavender, or Vitamin A & E...or ones to help with acne!  They have it all!  These are perfect for a lady on the go...or just anyone really!  And, the wallet makes it a perfect gift or stocking stuffer!


Tuesday, December 09, 2014

EEK! So much cute stuff at Choies right now!!!!

Unique styles at a FAB prices and FREE SHIPPING!  YES, Choies...sign me up!:)


Looking back on this year and how I styled my pieces from Choies

Here are some of the ways I styled the fab pieces from Choies this year.  AMAZING prices and a fun variety of unique pieces for all fashionalities!  PLUS, Free Shipping Worldwide ( a HUGE plus for me) and 15% off your first order!  Have fun shopping!

Here is where the pieces are that I am wearing below:

White Blouse with Lace Panel
Red National Style Shift Dress
I can't find the exact print blouse I had purchased...but, I found one similar here.
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A photo posted by Natasha Holstine-Rao (@fashionalities) on

A photo posted by Natasha Holstine-Rao (@fashionalities) on

A photo posted by Natasha Holstine-Rao (@fashionalities) on


Thursday, December 04, 2014

DIY Beauty || All-Natural, Raw & Organic Hair (& Body) Butter For Winter

I'm doing this stat!!!!!!!

Effie rocked out in turbans in Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Forget the wigs girlfriend..this is it!:)
"Effie works it out in this movie."-Bart Mueller

Mischa Barton back with a tragedy for India: Bhopal Prayer for Rain

Such a scary story!  It will be interesting to watch this film since I have been to Bhopal twice now and didn't know anything about this.

On a fashion side note: I haven't seen Mischa in awhile!  Hoping her acting is as good as the clothes I have seen so far.  I will have to have some linen safari suits made like for the rest of my time in India!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

How to Make Instant Coffee - Indian Style Recipe

My sister-in-law makes us coffee this way and I felt like I should share the amazingness after I saw everyone at the Desert Safari in Dubai doing it this way:)  I'm still trying to get it...I probably just need to not give up so quickly:)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Solange's honeymoon looks

I love to see what Solange rocks on holiday.

Here are a few looks she's been wearing on her honeymoon in Mexico:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Muzungu Sisters just went to Dubai and I got some fab tips for where to go and what to do when I go! Check it out:

Here are a few great things to try out in Dubai besides the main sites I'm sure you know about:

-Have dinner at Peppercrab in the Hyatt hotel.  The best Singapore-style crab!  Make sure you order the Golden crab or live mud crab in black pepper sauce (with the shell because it's much more fun to go for it yourself!) 

- Go to Kitesurfing beach (behind Sunset Mall in Jumeirah 3) for a chilled beach day,  The water is great there unlike in some of the more built up parts of Dubai. Take your own Muzungu Sisters sarong to lie down on.

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-Visit Deira and the Dubai Creek for a taste of how charming old Dubai was when the dhow trade was central to the emirate's existence.

-Check out Socialista boutique in Sunset Mall (Jumeirah 3) and  Boutique 1 on JBR Walk. They have all the main European and US brands but you can usually find some pieces not easily found anywhere else.

- Order heavenly white chocolate lavender cookies from Dulce D bakery orders@dulcedbaker.

-Have a burger at Elevation Burger (all organic grass-fed burgers with their special sauce) to compare to the now ubiquitous Shake Shack and decide which one you prefer!

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Follow all of their great adventures on the IG account and check out their amazing treasures at their site!

Headed to Dubai and taking notes for where I need to go and what I need to see

Here are a few sites I have found that I am taking notes from and thought I would share.

I hope this is at the airport when we land:)  The LUXE travel guides just look ESSENTIAL!  I also downloaded the app:)

I HAVE to shop a SOUK!  MUST!

I love the title of this article, "How to shop Dubai like a fashion editor", ugh, yeah!  This is for moi~:)

Bring on the Souks, please:)

City secrets from Shop Latitude...I'm listening:)
AMAZING tips here:

I'll take this as places I need to go:  10 Must-Visits For Fashion People In Dubai

The Coveteur  Shared all of their fun while they visited for the Chanel Resort show!  I wish!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Boho dressing Inspired by Latitude

I love everything about this look that Latitude had on their blog and in their email blast.  The suede skirt unbuttoned with the Mexican top tucked in, the lace up flats (Jesus shoes), the tassel earrings and the Mochila bag are all PERFECTION!  Every piece in this look is amazing!

Here are the items I found that were inspired by these pieces:

Of course I looked to Etsy for the suede skirt:

Vintage High Waist Suede Skirt $30

Vintage brown suede A-line skirt $44

Vintage suede skirt / A line / 70's Chocolate brown suede snap front midi long skirt $75

Brown Leather Skirt Dark Chocolate Brown Suede High Waisted A line Push Buttons Hippie Skirt $34

Latitude for the Mexican Blouse:

The Mochila bag...I LOVE these:

The Jesus shoes:)

Faryl Robin + Free People Womens Vegan Tie Up Sandal $88

I love the idea of DIYing the tassel earrings...I have done it before and they turned out pretty cool.  Honestly WTF has a version that looks pretty cool.

Spotted: Funky Style Adidas from Japan! ADIDAS ADRIA RELACE SLEEK!

I was at an event for my daughter when I spotted these shoes I went gaga for!  Too bad my phone camera doesn't work and they are from Japan!  I searched all over the net and this is what I have found (they need these styles in the states too!):